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JolietJake
post Sep 14 2006, 08:41 PM
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I really liked this poster when i saw it so i decided to make a cover with it. I tried to match the gradient as best i could for the back. I used two different titles. The normal one from the movie and a cracked one,thought i'd see which one everyone liked.



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post Sep 14 2006, 09:12 PM
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looks good i like the second one better
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post Sep 14 2006, 09:44 PM
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Looking good JJ i like the second one better
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post Sep 14 2006, 10:00 PM
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I wanted kind of a stone rock looking text but i don't have a good font for that. Instead i tried that cracked one which looks more like a spider web than cracks.
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post Sep 15 2006, 12:10 AM
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Little update. I want to find a palm tree or two and make them silhouettes like the front.

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post Sep 15 2006, 07:48 AM
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i like the second one,but if you want to try a font try 'earthquake mf' think its like the thing your looking for:
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post Sep 15 2006, 12:30 PM
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I'll try to fix the gradient. You're saying essentially that the blue on the bottom needs to extend further up right? I think what i may try with the text is simliar to their faces on the front. See how the background sorta bleeds onto their faces?

Thanks MHD,i'll try that font out and see what everyone thinks.
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post Sep 15 2006, 08:49 PM
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How does that font mhd suggested work for everyone else?

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post Sep 15 2006, 09:57 PM
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looks good m8.
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post Sep 15 2006, 11:27 PM
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the solid font one is my favorite
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post Sep 16 2006, 12:42 AM
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Does anyone know an easy way to make a silhouette? Say if i find a pic of a palm tree that works how would i make it black and still retain the overall shape and detail.
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post Sep 16 2006, 03:22 AM
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i would cut the image out and then use a colour overlay
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post Sep 16 2006, 04:12 AM
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QUOTE(JolietJake @ Sep 15 2006, 08:42 PM) [snapback]25842[/snapback]
Does anyone know an easy way to make a silhouette? Say if i find a pic of a palm tree that works how would i make it black and still retain the overall shape and detail.


depends on the pic. But an easy way might be to desaturate the pic and turn the contrast up high and/or brightness down, then invert the pic if applicable. I would have to see the pic to know for sure tho.
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post Sep 16 2006, 07:22 AM
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how i do it is get a pic,create a new layer then fade the background pic slightly,then use point to point to draw the shape and fill it in..it can be very effective(its how i did my vertigo cover)

as for the title i still prefer the second one,but thought that was the kind of font you were looking for lol.gif


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post Sep 16 2006, 04:25 PM
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Thatnks skally,i don't know why i didn't think of that. Would be alot easier than trying to match it. Might even experiment with a different back ground. I kind of like the tropical scheme it has though. Thats why i wanted to look for a different font,to me the normal one dosen't fit with look of the front.
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post Sep 16 2006, 05:08 PM
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Fixed the gradient problem,though i just noticed i missed a bit,i'll fix that too.Now i just ahve to find a good pic of a palm tree.

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post Sep 16 2006, 05:34 PM
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Looking good.


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post Sep 16 2006, 05:36 PM
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looks good but i think the synoposis should be along the cover , if you get what i mean
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post Sep 16 2006, 06:58 PM
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Thanks for the advice about the silhouette irrob,worked perfectly and was fast too. Added the palm tree on the back,barely had to move it either since thats pretty much where ps just placed it for me. Justified the text around the top of it too. What does everyone think?

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post Sep 16 2006, 10:46 PM
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Not a fan of the times font. More of a Futura fan myself. Also the placement of the palm makes it a little dificult putting something into the empty spaces, with it being in the middle and all. I usually steer clear of images the covers from top to bottom on the back. It makes it difficult adding more images to the cover. I'm not saying it can't be done, Scara, Irrob and Darthvong did it well.

I like good studio covers, but the Tristar SF box is not to my liking. Just a personal oppinion. I'm also a little curios to what yo are goning to put in the empty space in the lower left corner.


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